Annual Conference - Vilamoura 2020 Rescheduled to March 2021

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic the decision has been made to reschedule the next Businet Annual Conference. The conference will no longer be held in November 2020. The new details of the event are:

Wednesday 10 March 2021 to Saturday 13 March 2021

Hilton Hotel and Resort, Vilamoura

Single room: €107

Twin/double €122

Full conference cost from €520


The 34th Businet Annual Conference will now be held in Vilamoura, in southern Portugal from Wednesday 10th to Saturday 13th March 2021.

The conference hotel and venue will be HILTON VILAMOURA AS CASCATAS RESORT. This is a 4 star property that offers a range of accommodation from double and twin rooms, to apartment style accommodation. The cost of single occupancy in a double room is 107€ per night including breakfast. Double occupancy is 61€ per person.

We have negotiated that price for the 5 nights before and after the conference, to enable delegates to have flexibility in the length of their stay.

The conference will officially open with a getting to know each other session, followed by a welcome meal. The official start time is 18.30. There will be an event on Wednesday afternoon for newcomers to the network, to help welcome them to the network and assist with their integration into the group before the main event.

There will be 4 keynote speakers, two will present on Thursday and two on Friday.

Joke Quintens

Robert Coelen

Eva Egron-Polak

Nadine Burquel

There will be 18 best practice workshops, operating in 3 blocks of 6 parallel sessions. Delegates choose the workshops they wish to attend.

The afternoons are dominated by curriculum groups on Thursday there are 9 to choose from. On Friday it is special interest groups. There are 7 of those to choose from.

The conference registration process is now open - click here to register.

The full conference cost is 520€. The conference cost includes the full conference programme, meals on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings, with lunch on Thursday and Friday.

Our aim is to provide networking opportunities and offer an event which is of great value, both financially and from the point of view of meeting both your aims and those of your organisation.